April 15, 2010

Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Database

This interactive database allows users to explore public opinion in 19 sub-Saharan African nations on topics ranging from religious beliefs and practices to views on religious extremism and morality.

The findings come from more than 25,000 face-to-face interviews in more than 60 languages or dialects in 19 countries, representing 75% of the total population of sub-Saharan Africa. The data are among the results published in a report by the Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion & Public Life.

Politics & Society › Circumcision of Daughters

Did you have any of your daughters circumcised?

Select a response option and use the arrows to sort the data alphabetically, by total population, among Christians or among Muslims.

Percent responding “yes”

Country % Total Population % Among Christians % Among Muslims
Botswana
5
6
NA
Cameroon
1
1
NA
Chad
39
26
43
Djibouti
58
NA
59
DR Congo
9
7
NA
Ethiopia
33
35
30
Ghana
9
5
13
Guinea Bissau
33
20
52
Kenya
10
9
11
Liberia
21
0
27
Mali
77
NA
79
Mozambique
12
12
NA
Nigeria
13
16
11
Rwanda
3
3
NA
Senegal
4
NA
4
South Africa
4
4
NA
Tanzania
6
6
6
Uganda
13
15
6
Zambia
3
3
NA

Complete Question Wording: Q72d. And thinking about your child or children, please tell me if you ever do or ever did any of the following things with them. Did you or do you have any of your daughters circumcised?

Note: Based on parents of daughters.

Note: In countries where there were too few interviews with either Muslims or Christians, that subpopulation was not analyzed. Figures may not add to 100 due to rounding.

Read the survey methodology and the topline questionnaire.